Origin, classification and history
Origin: Slovak Republic.
F.C.I classification: Group 7 - standing dogs.
The Slovak Hairless Pointing Dog (Slowakischer Drahthaariger Vorstehhund - Slovenský hrubosrstý stač) is an ancient breed. Even this breed, in the Renaissance era, was a favorite dog of noble families for hunting. Less known than the "Bohemian Pointing Dog", but it is still ancient and with similar attitudes. Only a few years ago it was part of the standing breeds that make up the Group 7. Its Standard was issued by the International Federation in early 1982. There is not much news about the breed today and there is also no iconographic documentation.
Medium-sized, hard-haired, medium-robust, mesomorphic dolichocephalic dog. Morphologically classified as a Braccoid type. It has a dry head and a well proportioned trunk. Its relationship between head, trunk and limbs is good. Its structure is solid and resistant. Its general appearance denotes strength and endurance. Its appearance is noble. Its basic color is silver-gray. The ratio between trunk length and height at the withers must be 10: 9 in males, 10: 8 in females.
It is a breed suitable for working on open ground. It too can be considered multifaceted in its attitudes. However, it adapts well to all sorts of terrain. It is very obedient and easy to conduct. He has no problem working even in water and in the woods. It is effective to use after the shot, to bring back and find downed game. It is a breed that becomes incredibly fond of the master.
Slovak Hairless Pointing Dog (photo www.tiptopglobe.com)
Slovak Hairless Pointing Dog (photo www.ms-smilovice-reka.ic.cz)
Slovak Hairless Pointing Dog (photo www.vizsla.cz)
- males between 62 and 68 cm
- females between 57 and 64 cm.
Trunk: oval rib cage, chest width of good proportion with the rest of the trunk. Lower chest line at the elbows, well-developed chest. Ribs well arched. Straight and solid back. Moderately high withers. Loins sufficiently wide and moderately arched. Belly moderately raised. Wide rump.
Head and muzzle: moderately developed lips. Rectangular skull, marked eyebrows, visible frontal sulcus, slightly prominent occipital crest, marked stop, about 45%.
Truffle: dark, large, with wide nostrils; flat and long nasal spine.
Teeth: well developed and complete. Scissor closure. Robust jaws.
Neck: medium length, dry, located high on the withers, without skin folds.
Ears: of medium length, located above the height of the eyes, with wide and rounded bases.
Eyes: almond-shaped, well set, amber-colored, in blue-blue puppies and young dogs.
Limbs: forearm in vertical position and with flat and dry musculature. Short and almost vertical metacarpus. Clenched feet. Black nails. Hindquarters with upper thigh long and well muscled. Lower thigh wide, long and well muscled. Almost vertical hock. Moderate tibio-tarsal angle.
Shoulder: well developed and muscular. Oblique shoulder blade.
Pace: large movements.
Musculature: well developed and evident in all parts of the body.
Tail: medium robust, located high, during movement it is brought horizontally, during pending rest. sometimes shortened by about half.
Hair: surface hair about 4 cm long, hard, straight, thick and adherent. On the upper jaw and on the lips it is a little longer and thinner, forming the so-called beard. Marked eyebrows. Short and thick undercoat.
Allowed colors: silver-gray without tan markings; silver with black marks on the limbs and on the front of the chest; silver with dark spots or mottled, so-called "mold".
Most common defects: non-standard measures, prognathism, enognatism, lack of premolars, too light color, clumsy body, curved back, head too large, ears too long, light nose, eyes open or too sunken, bad position of the limbs, weak feet, soft hair, silky on the head, incorrect movement, monorchidism, cryptorchidism.
curated by Vinattieri Federico - www.difossombrone.it